I guess I can only say this. I've known K&K for the entirety of my BBQ life. And whether it be as a cook or as a judge, I accept their interpretation of what the numbers mean and how they go about teaching judges about that process. As far as I am concerned, they are the absolute best reps out there. I feel that they do a great job and I doubt many will disagree. To think that our cooks could do better than they can at explaining what the numbers mean, well, I disagree with that Steve. I can't. I can't even come close. Please remember they have done this longer than almost all of the cooks out there and have represented more contests than most of us have cooked.
I can accept, as a cook, the variation in judge's opinion about my cook in the same way that I can accept as a judge, the variation of meat that sits on my plate. It is all part of the process.